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who likes beer?


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#1088 3 years ago

That Waldo's Special Ale is my favorite beer ever...turned me into a double IPA fan forever. I have 4 left and its time to stop hoarding them so in the fridge they go for the holiday weekend.

Also Little Sumpin Extra tastes like a 'little Waldos' to me, very similar flavor profile but not as intense. Great substitute till next April.

#1089 3 years ago

And now I have 3 left

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#1096 3 years ago

I wasn't the biggest fan of this the first time I tried it, but today it tastes like a different beer and I am liking it a lot.

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#1117 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Hard to beat the overall value in this one. $12 and it tastes like it should be $20

Excellent beer, and these are only 9$ or so a bomber at Costco...

#1120 2 years ago

Here's what's currently in the beer fridge in my gameroom... still plenty of hops in there, I love imperial IPAs, but as the weather dips the stouts will start taking over.

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#1122 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

I am heading back to 2013.
It was a lousy year for me. My old trusty shop truck blew up,someone bought my old shop and canceled the lease(didn’t give a renewal option after 8 years there), my older brother died unexpectedly at 43,my youngest son was hospitalized and diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.All in that order !
Anyway I plan on erasing that year every chance I get so I am starting here but there is a long ways to go

Dude sorry to hear all this, we need to dip into my cellar for the beers I'd offer you for dealing with all that bad mojo.

The Mayan Mocha is brewed with coffee nutmeg chocolate and habanero peppers. I always keep some stocked. They make a bourbon barrel aged version...haven't seen that one in a long time but found Imperial Mayan just this week which I'm eager to try. That BBA Old Stock looks fantastic... i've only starting cellaring beers this year so have not had the chance to appreciate what a few years age can do.

#1125 2 years ago

This is tasting really special, I plan to put some away for a year or two but I don't know if I can keep my hands off it that long.

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#1130 2 years ago

Another great Michigan craft beer tonight...

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#1132 2 years ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

My dealer had my fix a few weeks ago, Still enjoying it

Lucky !! Sure wish I could get some of that here. Maybe it's possible but I've not seen it.

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#1138 2 years ago
Quoted from PhilC:

This is one of those beers that seems like it would age well, but unfortunately it does not. It is one of my favorite seasonal releases, but honestly it gains nothing in the cellar, and lost the sharp edges that I enjoyed when it was fresh. No need to keep your hands off, save some bourbon county instead, that needs some time to mellow out!

That's good to know, thank you for telling me. All Backwoods Bastards, into the beer fridge!

#1141 2 years ago

These Dank Juices are all pretty tasty!

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#1144 2 years ago

Only tried Griffin Claw BBA Screaming Pumpkin and it was remarkable.

#1157 2 years ago

14.7% , now you're talking. How did you like it, worth looking for?

#1161 2 years ago

Three days off, let's get er started on a high note...

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#1163 2 years ago

I have this years 29th edition put away, have not had it before but supposed to be great stuff.

Hey I found some OLD STOCK ALE 2016 so will be giving that a try soon...

#1164 2 years ago

Pretty tasty stuff

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#1174 2 years ago

Okay it isn't beer, but has anybody tried this stuff? I like it a lot.

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#1176 2 years ago

Never heard of that Sam Adams Utopias...holy crap that is an expensive bottle of beer. Would love to try some of that one.

For today this one which I'm really enjoying

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#1178 2 years ago

Well picked this up today, was like eating chocolate cake while sipping bourbon...in a good way. Wow.

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#1184 2 years ago

I acquired a bottle of BCBStout...age it or drink it?

For today I will hold off and drink some of this...

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#1186 2 years ago

I've never had Pliney ☹️

#1192 2 years ago

My nephew and me are having a Founders BBA flight this evening...

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#1198 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Going with this tonight.

How is the CBS tasting? I never did have that flite I mentioned a few posts back. I am going to a CBS keg opening 10am Saturday, supposed to have all the BBA releases on tap, woohoo!

#1213 2 years ago

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#1220 2 years ago

This is a great thread, so many beers so little time. This one is rich and delicious.

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#1245 2 years ago
Quoted from FuryosJustin:

I like beer. Here's a new favorite from upper hutt, new Zealand
Boneface hoptron APA

How 'bout a picture of that ride?

#1249 2 years ago
Quoted from FuryosJustin:

no problem, that our 67 Plymouth fury, owned for 17years, quite a bit of custom. stroked mopar big block out to 468ci. nearly all built by me and my mrs and a few mates.
couple of glamor shots from a magazine spread bout 5 years ago

Well that car is super cool, looks like you could sleep comfortably in it. Awesome, thanks for posting!!

#1258 2 years ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Tried this shelfie tonight...Holy F! 12% Not bad...

I really like that one, have a couple 4 packs myself.

#1263 2 years ago

Trying out a new piece of glassware I received over the holiday...

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#1268 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Been sitting on this one a while. My favorite scotch ale.

This looks fantastic!!

#1280 2 years ago

Guess I better open this ...

Happy New Years

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#1286 2 years ago

First beer of the new year...

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#1292 2 years ago

Finally found this one... only $14 for a sixer of bba stout, Lagunitas has done it again. Delicious.

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#1303 2 years ago

One day of 55 degree weather here in Michigan, the patio was calling me. This stout alone would be a bit cloyingly sweet for me but paired with a cigar it was quite nice.

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#1331 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

It’s what I like to call Little Friday some still just considered it Thursday night though.

You must have been cellaring beers for some years now, your variety of vintage beers to drink is crazy.

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#1348 2 years ago

Finally scored some fresh Boss Tweed and it is really fantastic!

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#1351 2 years ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

Did ya mix it with something? Maybe OJ? Never seen an IPA that color.

That's straight out of the can, a New England double IPA. M43 is the regular NEIPA they make and is also great. Hazy is the style.

#1353 2 years ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Looks normal to me, looks like a "Juicy" DIPA...Yummy

It is super juicy, really amazing.

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#1370 2 years ago

Yes that one looks really interesting, they make great barrel aged beers. Haven't had that one but it's on my radar now.

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#1388 2 years ago

Tis' the season...

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#1393 2 years ago
Quoted from SNES:

Went to the release party this year at the Detroit location. Worked out great!

Well since we're showing off!! I just hit my local spots last week, did pretty good I think.

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#1395 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

How is this years KBS tasting? Any news on a CBS release?

I think it is more chocolate forward than last year, hard to recall exactly. I have one bottle from last year and plan to do a side by side comparison.

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#1398 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Release day in TN. Also found a few CBS bombers hidden behind some other bottles.

Wow, nice haul!

#1407 2 years ago

This one has really amazing barrel flavor, but it is very very boozy.

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#1412 2 years ago

It's back! Been waiting almost a year for this one...wasn't sure if it could live up to the self imposed hype I have been giving it since 420 last year when I found it....but yes it still is my favorite beer, ever.

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#1429 2 years ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

Picked up two cases of Waldo yesterday.

Awesome. I have two cases as well, although I gathered it from multiple places. I can almost have one a week till next April, but they won't be lasting that long.

#1433 2 years ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

I almost picked up some of this Friday. Reading the reviews, it just doesn't sound good to me. Couldn't do it.

remove your avatar now!! just kidding, but really dude if you like Lagunitas at all the Waldos is as good as it gets, period.

#1441 2 years ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

Ha! I like to read the Beer Advocate reviews and the term "dank" came up a little too often. I guess it was meant in a good way, but it just didn't sound good to me Maybe I'll grab some next time if they still have it.

If you have had Little Sumpin' Extra, that is very similar flavor profile, for me, just more of it. Plenty of sweetness to balance the hops. Everybodys palate and likes are different but at this price you can't go wrong.

#1444 2 years ago

Finally found some (Boxer)...they renamed it. Delicious.

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#1451 2 years ago
Quoted from Bowlingpin:

So damn good, better than last years born again..

Just finished my last one from last year, lol. Guess i will look for a twelver.

#1453 2 years ago

Honestly a little underwelmed by this one. It is good, but not alot of barrel flavor and hops are very diminished.

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#1455 2 years ago

It is...dank resinous hops...Waldos is nice and dank...Dankwood not really. Founders Redankulous is much more 'dank'.

#1459 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballJeff:

You're right - it was Swillie that commented that it "could" last year at one a week. I'm sure that won't be the case. I've had some IPA's that I haven't noticed much change with age, but this one definitely fell off.

No, no it wont...about 15 gone already i am in agreement, drink these while they are fresh. Wish they made them all year but too good to horde.

#1486 2 years ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Mule came through.... Nothing like the OG of NEDIPA's....

Oh c'mon !!

#1498 2 years ago

On a fast train to happy fricken' town now...amazing what a year did for this one. Wow.

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#1513 2 years ago

That beer looks very well balanced

#1514 2 years ago

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#1522 2 years ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

Yeah. Funny how different microbrews all come in the same kinda packaging now. Kudos to Heineken though. That is some nasty f'n beer, but they've owned Lagunitas for about a year now and haven't f'd it up as far as I can tell. Truthfully, I think distribution has gotten better.

I agree, same great beer and from what I have seen just more of it.

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#1570 2 years ago

Nice gift given to me, straight from Old Nation.

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#1572 2 years ago

Nothing mind blowing, but quite good...

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#1574 2 years ago

Aged this one a couple years, very nice.

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#1579 2 years ago

I never tire of this stuff...

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#1582 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

First time having this one.
Usually not an IPA guy but the Rum Barrels seemed to have added a little sweetness and turned down the hops.
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Very different, tastes a bit like tequila in that one...wasn't thrilled with it at first taste but ended up really enjoying the four pack.

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#1594 2 years ago

Lol!! Pretty cool, is there a 'sit down' model?

#1601 2 years ago

This one surprised me, very tasty stuff. I poured it in the glass just to show the color, but to be honest I like this one better right out of the bottle for some reason .

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#1605 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Damn. I don’t think you could have fit another drop in that glass.
Seeing plenty of this 2018 release around here so far.
Seems a little smoother than last years.
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That's a 12oz glass exactly. The Backwoods is nice and now that it is brewed year round is going to be easy to keep stocked. I am still going thru last years release, will have to try the new one side by side with it.

#1616 2 years ago

This one just landed in my area today... super tasty, lots of barrel character, love it!

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#1619 2 years ago
Quoted from mcluvin:

Found these at Costco. $30 for 24 pounders. Dirt cheap for Sweetwater. I think I should be good for the long weekend
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Never tried any of these but yeah can't go too wrong at that price. Thanks

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#1634 2 years ago

Love this one, great barrel character and this year in 4 packs!

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#1645 1 year ago
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#1655 1 year ago

Sister in law brought me this back from Lagunitas in Chicago. Super fresh hoppy goodness!

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#1734 1 year ago

Last years KBS pairs with playoff football nicely!

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#1757 1 year ago

This crap is...not crap at all but very damn tasty!

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#1760 1 year ago

What a great beer to enjoy during a great rivalry game!!

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#1777 1 year ago
Quoted from meSz:

Westvleteren 12
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DUDE!!! Very nice...

#1779 1 year ago

It's here and it's really good this year!

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#1809 1 year ago

The wait is over for this one...

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#1811 1 year ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

Do these age well? I may have a few that have been in my fridge long enough to go to preschool..

From what I have read this one is best to drink fresh. I finished mine from last years batch about 6 months old and flavors had dropped off a bit but was still pretty good. So I plan to drink them in the now.

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#1848 1 year ago

This is a pleasant surpise...sour and sweet, it's delicious.

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#1892 1 year ago

1 year in a barrel and 3 years in my cellar, this one is really amazing at the moment.

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#1968 11 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Now that my oldest son has gotten into beer I can finally enjoy a flight set up at home.
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Did you make that flight rack? I like that alot!

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#1982 10 months ago

One of my favorite beers so I decided to repurpose the label...

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#1985 10 months ago

Have not had this in awhile but way more readily available today than last year...amazing beer.
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#1988 10 months ago

I have previously felt CBS to be cloyingly sweet, and prefer KBS. This years release is much more balanced, complex and delicious...they have a winner here. Exceptional beer.

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#2009 10 months ago

Scored this one...

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#2037 9 months ago

If you like KBS this is a winner, bit more coffee presence to the otherwise familiar flavor profile.

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#2040 9 months ago

15 months have been good to this one, so damn good. Holiday cheers!!

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#2043 8 months ago

So i’m sipping my first (2019) BCBS...it is very smooth...almost too smooth? Had a 2016 Bells expedition stout recently, much more standout flavor, amazing. This BCBS is comparatively underwhelming.

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#2051 8 months ago

These are hitting stores in MI right now for those in need

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